Chargers vs Bengals Live Stream: How to Watch Online Free

Chargers vs Bengals Live Stream

Getty QB Joe Burrow of the Cincinnati Bengals makes his NFL debut Sunday.

No. 1 draft pick Joe Burrow makes his debut under center for the Cincinnati Bengals when they host the Los Angeles Chargers at Paul Brown Stadium Sunday.

The game starts at 4:05 p.m. ET and will be televised on CBS in select markets. But if you don’t have cable, here’s how to watch a live stream of the Chargers vs Bengals online:

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If the Game is in Your Market: Amazon Prime

Note: CBS is live in most markets, including Los Angeles, Cincinnati and every other NFL city

Amazon Prime subscribers (Prime comes with a 30-day free trial) can watch a live stream of CBS on the Prime CBS All-Access channel. You can try both Amazon Prime and the CBS Channel at no cost with a free trial right here:

Amazon Prime CBS All-Access Free Trial

Once you’re signed up for the Prime CBS All-Access Channel, you can watch the Chargers vs Bengals live on the Amazon Video app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Nvidia Shield, Xiaomi, Echo Show or Echo Spot, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, various Smart TV’s, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Amazon website.


If the Game is in Your Market: FuboTV

Note: CBS is live in most markets, including Los Angeles and Cincinnati

You can watch a live stream of CBS, NFL Network, NFL Redzone (Sports Extra add-on) and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV, which you can use for free with a seven-day trial right here:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch the Chargers vs Bengals live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.

If you can’t watch live, FuboTV also comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch the game on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.


If the Game is in Your Market: Hulu With Live TV

Note: CBS is live in most markets, including Los Angeles and Cincinnati

You can watch a live stream of CBS and 65+ other TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which you can try out for free with a seven-day trial:

Hulu With Live TV Free Trial

Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch the Chargers vs Bengals live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Hulu website.

If you can’t watch live, Hulu with Live TV also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).


If the Game is in Your Market: CBS All-Access

Note: CBS is live in most markets, including Los Angeles, Cincinnati and every other NFL city

This is ultimately the same as Amazon Prime option above, only you’ll watch on CBS’ digital platforms instead of Amazon’s. You can watch a live stream of your local CBS channel via CBS All-Access, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

CBS All-Access Free Trial

Once signed up for CBS All-Access, you can watch the Chargers vs Bengals live on the CBS app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the CBS All Access website.


If the Game is Out of Your Market: SundayTicket

SundayTicket.TV allows you to watch a cable-free live stream of all games that are out of your market and aren’t nationally televised. Unfortunately, the service is only available for people who live in residences where DIRECTV satellite isn’t available (apartments, condos, etc.), as well as residents of various metropolitan cities. You can check here to see if you’re eligible.

Additionally, most college students can get this service via SundayTicket U.

Once signed up, out-of-market fans can watch the Chargers vs Bengals live on the NFL Sunday Ticket app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch games on your computer via the NFL Sunday Ticket website.


If You’re in Canada: DAZN

Viewers in Canada can watch a live stream of every regular season and postseason NFL game on DAZN. It comes with a free trial:

DAZN Canada Free Trial

Once signed up, viewers in Canada can watch the Chargers vs Bengals live on the DAZN app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch games on your computer via the DAZN website.


Chargers vs Bengals Preview

It will be Joey vs Joey when Burrow takes the field against a Chargers defensive line led by Pro Bowler Joey Bosa. Burrow and Bosa know each other well from their playing days at Ohio State several years back, and Bosa joked this week that when he gets after Burrow, it won’t be an unfamiliar feeling for the rookie. “He was my scout team quarterback at Ohio State, so he is used to being chased by me,” Bosa said about the LSU transfer. Bosa, who just signed a five-year, $135 million deal, had 11.5 sacks, 31 quarterback hits and 18 tackles for loss last year, and he will be doing everything he can to make Burrow uncomfortable in his debut.

For his part, Burrow is expecting Anthony Davis’ squad to throw him some different looks than they may have put on film last season. “They’re going to do what they do, but I also anticipate some wrinkles that are going to try to make a rookie quarterback confused, so I’m anticipating some things he may not have shown last year and I’m just going to do my best to adapt to them,” Burrow said this week. How well he adjusts will be one of the primary keys to this game. If Joe Mixon and the running game can get going, it could be a long day for Los Angeles.

Another huge factor will be how new Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor performs in his first start since he was replaced by Baker Mayfield in September of the 2018 season. Taylor sat behind veteran Philip Rivers all of last season before beating first-round pick Justin Hebert to earn the starting job this year, and he’s ready to show the league what he’s got.

“I’m very hungry,” Taylor said this week. “I’m excited to lead this group of men but, at the same time, be able to show what I can do. I know what I’m capable of doing. My teammates know.”

The Chargers quarterback is also keenly aware of the Bengals pass rush he’ll be seeing all day Sunday, and he’s not overlooking a Cincinnati team that won just two games last season. He has his eye on two defensive linemen in particular: Carlos Dunlap and Geno Atkins.

“They are one of the best at their position in the league,” Taylor said. “Playing Cincinnati over the years, they always play with attitude on defense, and you look at the tape from last year, and you see the same thing. Regardless of the numbers, this is a team that plays with attitude across the board, and we have to match that attitude.”

This will be the fourth time in league history these two teams have met on opening day, with the Chargers going 3-0 in those games.


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